Mundra Port now India's largest container handling port

Q.  Which of the following is true about “Mundra Port”?
- Published on 26 Apr 17

a. It is located in Gujarat
b. It has become India's largest container handling port
c. French shipping CMA CGM and Adani Ports and SEZ signed an agreement to operate a new container terminal in April 2017
d. Only a and b
e. All the above

ANSWER: All the above
Mundra Port now IndiaFrench shipping group CMA CGM and Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone have signed a joint venture agreement, to operate a new container terminal (CT4) at Mundra Port in Gujarat.

This is for next 15 years with an option to extend it twice for 10 more years.

The two have completed the CT4 project three months ahead of schedule. CT4 will be the only container terminal on the west coast where the world’s largest container ships can call.

CT4 has four units of 65 tonnes capacity of Rail Mounted Quay Cranes capable of handling 18,000 TEU vessels and Super Post and Ultra Large Container Vessels and an annual capacity of 1.3 million TEUs.

For CMA CGM, CT4 is its first port investment in India.

CMA CGM is present in India since 1984.

With around 4,000 staff members and 29 offices, it is calling 13 ports in India, and offers to its Indian customers 11 direct weekly shipping services.

This new investment adds to the 27 container terminals that CMA CGM has today in its portfolio.

With the commissioning of this terminal, Mundra port will become India’s largest container-handling port.

Indian Ports: Know More
  • India has a coastline spanning 7516.6 kilometres.
  • This forming one of the biggest peninsulas in the world.
  • According to the Ministry of Shipping, around 95 per cent of India's trading by volume and 70 per cent by value is done through maritime transport.

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